Peyton, Joseph 1911

Obituary – Joseph Peyton
East Liverpool Tribune

Second Street Youth Falls Beneath Car Wheels With Fatal Results
Companion Had Brother Who Met Death In Similar Manner

In attempting to alight from a rapidly moving freight train at a point near the Thompson pottery shortly after the noon hour yesterday, Joseph Peyton, sometimes known as “Gamey,” aged 24 years, of Second street, this city, slipped beneath the cars, sustaining injuries which resulted in his death at a quarter to 6 o’clock last evening (August 21, 1911) at the City hospital, where he was removed in the ambulance immediately after the accident.

Peyton and a companion, James Gorley, were returning from Rochester, and the latter had jumped to the ground safely, when Peyton, attempting to alight, slipped, and fell between the cars. His right arm was crushed to the shoulder, his skull fractured and other injuries sustained. Conscious after the accident, he told those who hurried to his assistance that he did not know how the accident occurred.

Deceased is survived by three brothers, James, Arthur and William, all of this city, and three sisters. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

A peculiar fact in connection with the case is that John Gorley, with Peyton at the time of the accident was a brother of James Gorley, killed in a similar manner at Jethro several months ago.